It is a urine acidifier used in both dogs and cats. The main reason why your vet would prescribe it is for cat bladder stones or dog bladder stones. The basic idea is that by making your pet's urine more acidic, it will break down the minerals that form bladder stones more easily and keep them from ever clumping together in the first place. It is based on L-Methionine, which is an amino acid that the body usually gets from its food. One important note is that it will not work on all kinds of bladder stones, which is why you should only use it under directions from a vet.
Are there any side effects?
With cats, you need to be more careful because sometimes it can induce feline anemia. Also, your vet should know the full history of your cat or dog's medical background, because there are some prior diseases where it would be inadvisable to give this drug to the pet. Liver problems and pancreas problems are prior diseases where it is probably not a good idea to give this to your pet.
Also, your vet will need to be monitoring the acidity levels of your pet's urine, so make sure to take it in regularly for testing as required by the vet.
Where can I buy it?
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